We have a vast amount of experience litigating insurance and bad faith claims. Both Dan'L Bridges and Shellie McGaughey have litigated insurance coverage and bad faith claims for essentially their entire careers.
At our firm, we believe it is critical to represent both sides: both insurance companies and individuals or companies (insureds) with a claim. Many attorneys pigeon hole themselves into one or the other. That is fine. But, it deprives them of the experience of knowing how “the other side” is thinking. Consider it a game of basketball: you have to know how to play both sides of the court. When we defend coverage and bad faith claims for insurance carriers, we know the pressures and issues important to the insured to better defend their claim. When we bring claims for insureds (individuals or businesses) we know the inside of how insurance claims employees work, how they view losses, and how they defend claims because we have done that for them.
At our firm we have successfully defended insurance companies from all manner of coverage and bad faith claims – too many to identify here. And, we have obtained very large results for our individual clients bringing such claims. For example, for a non-profit company in Eastern Washington we obtained an insurance bad faith result in excess of $12 million. Depending on the claim, the law makes available a wide range of damages including emotional distress of having your coverage wrongfully denied, the value of your denied claim, and the costs and attorney fees in bringing the claim.